Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master V8 (RR-UV8-XBU1-GP)
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Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler Video Review
8 March 2009
Summary: The Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler s rather large measuring 120 x 128 x 161.1mm and weighs a heavy 865g. So when transporting the case be very careful, otherwise it might damage the motherboard and/or CPU. Note that this cooler is designed to cool the faster CPUs on the market, including the Intel Quad Core processors. The CPU Thermal Design Power or Thermal Design Point specification for this cooler is 180W. is 180W.
Summary: Cranking the V8 to its highest setting makes for a bit more noise than the DuOrb but produces only a meager two-degree increase in cooling performance on both our idle and burn tests. This performance, nevertheless, places the V8 in the top echelon of coolers we have tested—second place, to be exact. The installation process isn’t a picnic, but we’ve experienced worse. All and all, it’s a great addition to a machine—both aesthetically and thermally.
Summary: The Cooler Master V8 CPU cooler is able to outperform the Hyper212 with ease, showing good performance during both idle and load. The results is noticeable when the CPU is at full load, and when you increased the fan speed the difference got even bigger. It should have no problems keeping an overclocked CPU cool.
Looking at the features, the V8 is quite impressive ...
Pros: - Suitable for both AMD and Intel CPUs, - Very good thermal performance, - 8 heatpipes, - Aluminum fins, - Pure copper base, - Quiet fan (800~1800rpm)
Cons: - Very large ... may not suit all motherboards, - A little pricey